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Table 4 A summary of weight, age, and antibiotic dose and duration of therapy of patients stayed in the hospital in 2014–2016

From: Antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP): an effective implementing technique for the therapy efficiency of meropenem and vancomycin antibiotics in Iranian pediatric patients

Numerical variable Studied period p value
2014–2015 (non-ASP) 2015–2016 (with ASP)
Patient age (month) 12.2 ± 3.0 20.6 ± 6.5 > 0.05
Patient weight (kg) 7.8 ± 10.4 8.7 ± 6.7 > 0.05
LOHS (day)* 22.7 ± 1.9a 15.6 ± 2.8b 0.015
ADe (mg/kg)* 23.36 ± 3.8a 10.90 ± 3.6b 0.043
ADn (day)* 11.9 ± 9.5a 7.4 ± 4.6b 0.001
  1. LOHS length of hospital stay, ADe antibiotic dose, ADn antibiotic duration
  2. *Values in the same row followed by different letters (a, b) are significantly